About This Show

Wish You Were Here begins in 1978, as protests are breaking out all across Iran, encroaching on a suburb where girlfriends in a tight-knit circle plan weddings, trade dirty jokes, and try to hold onto a sense of normalcy. But as the revolution escalates, each woman is forced to join the wave of emigration or face an equally uncertain future at home.

Written by Sanaz Toossi as a tribute to her mother’s group of friends in Iran, Wish You Were Here is a warm, intricate character study that locates beauty, love, laughter, longing, pain, and loss within the minutiae of friends’ hangouts—moments separated from a context of political and cultural upheaval by the porous divide of their homes’ walls.

Show Details

Dates: First Preview: April 13, 2022 Opening Night: May 2, 2022 Final Performance: May 29, 2022
Location: Playwrights Horizons, New York City

416 W 42nd St,

New York,


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Theatermania Review

| | May 3, 2022
Sanaz Toossi sets her latest play during the Iranian revolution, but leaves plenty of room for sex jokes.

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